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Forecasters say Southcentral Alaska snowstorm will last through early Monday

Southcentral Alaska from the Kenai Peninsula to the Susitna Valley can expect snowfall continuing Sunday night through Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.

In Anchorage, light snow falling in late afternoon was expected to intensify through the evening, peaking between midnight and 3 a.m. Monday before tapering off, said meteorologist Dave Ottenweller of the Anchorage forecast office of the NWS.

Anchorage can expect 4-8 inches of new snow from the storm system, he said. West Anchorage is expected to get more snow than East Anchorage for this storm.

North of Anchorage, 1-3 inches is expected to accumulate in the Matanuska Valley. And south of Anchorage, the heaviest snow from the storm system will fall along the Seward Highway, in Portage, Whittier and Turnagain Pass.

“Turnagain Pass has a chance to see 10-15 inches,” Ottenweller said.

Travel on major highways could be extra treacherous, with slippery roads and possible blowing snow and reduced visibility, he said.

A pattern of colder weather and potentially more snow is expected to stick around early this week.

“No real sign of winter ending anytime soon,” Ottenweller said.

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